EDITORIAL

More Killings

More Killings

One can’t help but be pessimistic about Kashmir. There’s little hope of peace in the near to medium future. This hasn’t happened over the past thirty years. And nor, if this long duration is any guide, will it in future.

Recovering Economy

Recovering Economy

Here’s hoping that the recovery continues. Double-digit growth is what is needed to lift the millions of people out of poverty and bring lost jobs back.

Lingering Stand-off

Lingering Stand-off

A pragmatic way out to resolve the lingering stand-off between India and China in Ladakh is through negotiations, even if it takes time. But as the latest rounds of the dialogue between the two countries has underlined, it seems unlikely that the stand-off would be resolved in near future.

Rising Graph Of Violence

Rising Graph Of Violence

Import of rising violence goes beyond the heavy toll it has taken in terms of the lives of civilians and security personnel. Its significance lies in that the militancy in the Valley is not a lost cause that it was expected to be in the wake of nullification of J&K autonomy.

Angry Farmers

Angry Farmers

It remains to be seen how the government responds to the mounting protests. More so, with the protests drawing international attention and support. It would be great if the government shelves the laws and then engages farmers in a discussion on them to mobilize support for their enactment in the future.

Civilian Killings

Civilian Killings

More tragically, the killings in Kashmir mean little beyond the Valley. Let alone in the rest of India where sections of media use killings in Kashmir to build their TRPs , even around the world. The administration also has its share of blame.

Lingering Stand-off

Lingering Stand-off

A pragmatic way out to resolve the lingering stand-off is through negotiations, even if it takes time. As we are already in second year of the stalemate, it will be in the interest of India and China to reach an understanding that also holds on the ground.

Politics Over Farmers

Politics Over Farmers

The best course for the government is to address the anxieties of the farmers and do everything to assure them that their livelihoods will not be threatened.

Abating Pandemic

Abating Pandemic

There’s no other option but to vaccinate the entire population to get a handle on the pandemic. Already, the positive impact of vaccinating around two-third of the country’s population is showing.

Integrated Kashmir

Integrated Kashmir

And once completed, the railway line and the roads will stitch Kashmir together with concrete and asphalt and connect places and people alienated from each other by geography.

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